Clouded Leopard Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for Clouded Leopard Day as we put a spotlight on this well camouflaged cat. Stay tuned to learn more about what you can enjoy during your visit.
Activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Check the map for times and locations.
In the Wild…
Listed as Vulnerable by IUCN Red List, clouded leopards are in peril for many different reasons.
Habitat disturbance, including logging, palm oil plantations, and illegal farming of rare trees for wood, has negatively impacted the quality of habitat available for clouded leopards and their prey. Poaching for meat, skins, and bones has increased substantially as tigers and leopard populations have disappeared. One market in Myanmar has seen a 200% increase in clouded leopard parts in just the last two years. Live clouded leopards are also becoming increasingly popular in the wildlife trade, as they are collected to be kept as pets or as status symbols for the wealthy.
You can help. The easiest way to help clouded leopards is to only use products that contain sustainably sourced palm oil. Download Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s free Sustainable Palm Oil App and use it when shopping.